Father Gabel was ordained 10 January 1882. He served the Kamenka Parish from 1885 to 1894. From 3 December 1904 to 1911, he served the parish in Schuck, and in 1928 was serving in Luzern.
- Schnurr, Joseph. Die Kirchen und das Religiöse Leben der Russlanddeutschen - Katholischer Teil (Stuttgart, 1980), p. 341.